*Spelling - focus on "Gentle Cindy" soft g and soft c when followed by a e, i, or y - as in cent, ginger, cellar, gymnastics
*review floss words
* long e sound is spelled with a y at the end of a multisyllabic word
*Children finished final drafts of their FA Helper Report and Illustrated a picture of them with their "helper."
*Continued writing process for writing stories
*Completed a written reflection about the process of interviewing an FA helper. With a goal of using the question as part of the answer and writing in completed sentences.
some questions: What was your favorite part of the process? - My favorite part of the process was...
What was the most challenging part? The most challenging part of the process was...
What is one thing that you learned?
Ask your child for more information of their reflection
Read Aloud: "Trouble According to Humphrey" by Betty G. Birney
Independent reading time - focus on reading journal
Children are reminded to log the books they read independently in class and write a few sentences about what they read in their reading journal.
* Multiplication: Multiplying as counting equal groups
*Using equal groups and repeated addition
*Making multiplication sentences
*Making multiplication stories
*Divide to share equally
*Divide by repeated subtraction of equal groups
As part of our discussions about community, we brainstormed and listed what makes a community.
Children will be working in small groups to plan, sketch out a plan, and work as a team to build a community from recycled materials.
Children are encouraged to bring recycled boxes from home the size of a shoe box or smaller. Each group will construct a community from 6 to 8 boxes.
They will work on it over the next couple of weeks and are quite excited about this.